Hi, I took the Nis to Pristina bus a couple days ago and thought it might be helpful to provide some notes:
Balkanviator is wrong on the schedule for this bus, as far as I could tell. The bus leaves from Nis at 7am and 6pm daily. I caught the 6pm one. It is operated by Adios Tours. The ticket will say Graçanicë. The sign at the front of the bus clearly indicates Pristina is a stop though, and the driver explicitly asked me if I was going there. The driver was proud to explain that he spoke…
I am currently on my way to Kosovo by bicycle to see some interesting corners of the country and to improve my knowledge of the Albanian language. At the end of each day, I will probably find myself in a village without any formal accommodation businesses, but I assume that many villagers would be happy to provide a room.
My question is, how much money should I offer for this? In my own Romania, I know that 20€/night for a meal and a bed would be more than generous, but I want to make sure that…
is there a way to reach Prizren from Sarajevo (or Mostar)? I heard about a bus till Novi Pazar that continues also to Prizren and Pristina but I couldn't find any information regarding it. Can somebody help?
Hi, I am planning a trip in September, I'm a Canadian citizen. I will be going with a friend by train from Budapest to Belgrade, and then after I am planning on checking out Macedonia and maybe Kosovo along the way. On the way out my flight out is Skopje -> Belgrade -> Paris.
Since my flight is going through Belgrade I got a tad worried about the border crossing. If I go from Serbia -> Kosovo -> Macedonia and then fly through Belgrade will that be okay since I was in Serbia first before Kosovo…
Before I begin, a quick disclaimer: I am neutral on the dispute over Kosovo, and use the term Kosovo for convenience. Please don't take offence either way!
I am hoping to travel to the Balkans in September. I was originally planning to fly to Skopje, bus across the border with Kosovo to Prishtina, and then travel on through Montenegro before entering Serbia from either the Montenegrin or Bosnian borders. However, I've heard that sometimes travel into Serbia can be barred if you've…
I am going to plan a trip by myself through the Balkans and I'd be interested in visiting few monasteries from Kosovo. So, if there is someone who visited please write me down details about transportation and accommodation, eventually.
Thank you in advanced!
I would potentially like to travel to BiH from Kosovo. The easiest route looks via Serbia. However even if I am traveling onwards to another country (only transiting through Serbia) will this cause issues with border control in Serbia? As I understand, travelling directly from Kosovo to Serbia is looked upon unfavourably (or not allowed).
The alternative going via Montenegro/Croatia or Macedonia/Serbia, both which seem longer and costs more.
I'm considering a short trip to Kosovo for a Balkans tours in October-November but I'm having trouble deciding whether it's worthwhile for us or not. My questions:
Does anyone have any info. about hiring a taxi for a day trip to Gravanica + the Bear Sanctuary? I've read that you can visit both by local bus but that there is a 3km walk from the bus to the bear sanctuary and I'll be with my elderly Mum so we'd rather avoid this walk.
How many days should we allow for Prizren?
My buddy and I will be spending just one night in Peja late June.... we'll be arriving from Prishtina earlyish in the day and we really want to see some of the Rugova valley but as bacpackers don't really want the expense of hiring a professional guide. We have heard the first 10km (6miles) are the nicest anyway so:
How easy/realistic would it be for us to arrive to Peja in mid morning and just walk into the Rugova area? Like is there a walkable path that we could walk enjoy and then walk back…
I am going to Greece with my girlfriend. I have more time than she does so I plan on flying to the Balkan 2 weeks earlier, around May 23rd, and then traveling by land to meet her in Athens. I bought the LP Southern Europe book, though it is not as informative as I would like about bus times. I like to play it by ear when traveling and I find bus more flexible than train. From the LP it looks like I might not need bus reservations since it will not be the peak season. I was looking for…